Sep 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
outside of the border of the united states so free trade is critical and he was a proponent of that. >>neil: thank you very much i know you have a very hectic schedule, along with your pre-schooler. >>guest: starts this week. >>neil: thank you, jay. much is made in this building of the most anticipated speaker, if i can daresay, more than michelle obama and that is bill clinton. there has been a lot of talk back-and-forth whether the two, that is, bill clinton and the president, really get along, whether bill clinton still sports doubts about the president, but, nevertheless his speech will be heard on wednesday night. we hear the stories back-and-forth whether true obama loyalists wanted to hear from the former president that he makes this look bad, but, the fact of the matter is, the proof is in the invite pudding and the fact of the matter is, bill clinton has been invited to speak and will, in fact, be giving a major speech at this convention. that is what makes it very different. it is one of those, would have, could have, hard to argue points but without jesse jackson would it
Sep 7, 2012 8:00pm EDT
on this number nerdy show that we have according to the united states treasury, clips the 16 trillion dollar debt level. >> everyone knew this number would come. neil: congressman, you're among those who say we shouldn't hide from the spending, but embrace it? >> well, depends what you talk about spending money on. >> long term investments, and sometimes when you build a house, a road, you do have to borrow to make investments. neil: are you disaappointmented we have not seen more bang for the buck? >> today, we eclipsed $16 trillion of debt under this president. >> after $5 trillion of new debt, our economy is struggling. neil: the wrap against the president is he has no problem spending. >> that's not the issue. look, austerity never got a country out of recession. >> do we love our country enough we'll invest at the same levels in education -- neil: we don't have money to inest; right? >> that's because, neil -- neil: this president is spending billions more, and it's your money, and it has not yielded results. >> here's what i say to that. if, in fact, you're creating jobs here, that's good.